Curried Eggplant in Tomato Sauce

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 30 mins

Aubergines are an important vegetable in Indian households. Here is a very tastey and easy dish to prepare. This makes enough for four people as a side dish to accompany a meat or fish curry.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a pot and fry the onion till light golden colour.
  2. Add the spices, cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the tomato paste, stir in the coconut milk. Cook to form a gravy.
  4. Add the aubergine, and tomato, stir into the gravy, reduce heat to medium and cook till aubergine is tender. About 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

Loved it: Simple. Fast. Delicious.<br/>Served with Basmatti rice.<br/>My husband who does not fancy Eggplants repeated the dish twice :)<br/>I did not use chili since I am breastfeeding but I believe it would add an extra kick and be awesome. Instead I used just a little of Cayenne pepper.

MaiKo Bueno October 23, 2013

Wonderful! I made this tonight with the eggplant and tomato from my garden. It was so easy and it is delicious. I asked the chef if this can work as a freezer meal and he states that it wil so I am looking forward to stocking my freezer with curry and enjoying aubergines all winter long.
I did not have all of the spices but I had a good curry paste on hand that contained several of them so I put in about two teaspoons of that. I used tumeric, cumin, cumin seeds, fresh ginger and the curry paste. The sauce is so delicious - the coconut milk makes it very rich.

muyfeliz October 14, 2010

Total perfection. Ease of preparation is great- anybody can do this, even the newest novice. It's DELICIOUS. Creamy and sweet and savory and a total sensory marvel. Brian- you've done it again (and I didn't doubt it for a second!). Would like to also say that every cook time is spot on perfect. We did this for our 'veg' night of the week- so good with hot rotis. Thank you a million times over.

MrsMM July 14, 2009